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Senior Performance Measures Analyst in Phoenix, AZ at HSAG

Date Posted: 8/6/2018

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Job Description

*This is a remote position! 


Are you passionate about improving the quality of healthcare?

Are you interested in exploring a rapidly expanding universe of clinical data?

Do you have experience calculating HEDIS® (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) measures?

Then join the Data Science & Advanced Analytics (DSAA) team at Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) that is transforming the delivery of healthcare in the United States!

HSAG has been a pioneer in the field of healthcare quality improvement for more than three decades, serving approximately:

  • 25 percent of the nation’s Medicare population
  • 46 percent of the nation’s Medicaid population
  • 20 percent of the nation’s dialysis population

HSAG is nationally recognized as an industry leader in healthcare quality improvement and data analysis. We are in search of talented individual to lead the Analytic Team in HSAG’s Glendale, CA office. The Senior HEDIS Analyst will work closely with HSAG’s Chief Data Officer and the HEDIS Analytic Team to lead performance calculation activities for multiple state Medicaid customers.


The Senior HEDIS Analyst will serve as the lead SAS programmer and developer of performance measure calculation code, including National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) HEDIS and HEDIS-like measures. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervising junior analytic staff, assisting in day-to-day project management on performance measure projects, and providing technical expertise in performance measure calculations. Daily activities include developing SAS program code, participating in team and customer conference calls, refining measure specifications to meet customer needs, providing feedback and guidance to other members of the DSAA Division, and providing regular reports to the Chief Data Officer and Vice President, DSAA.


  • Serve as a leader within HSAG’s DSAA Division.
  • Conduct performance measure calculations using HEDIS and HEDIS-like methods.
  • Develop analytic methodologies and analysis plans.
  • Attend and participate in team training meetings, including presenting at these meetings.
  • Present and communicate project results to non-analytic staff members and customers. 
  • Lead project conference calls with customers.
  • Serve as a performance measure consultant to other members of DSAA.
  • Serve as a technical writer on proposals and project reports.
  • Represent HSAG in a professional manner at all times.

Job Requirements


  • Candidate must hold a master’s degree in public health, economics, statistics, or other quantitative social science discipline.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of analytic experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of recent performance measure calculation experience, including the calculation of HEDIS and HEDIS-like measures.


  • Extensive knowledge of HEDIS and performance measure calculations in SAS.
  • Experience analyzing data such as eligibility, claims/encounter, provider, healthcare survey, and other forms of healthcare data using SAS.
  • Advanced knowledge of the SAS programming language, including Base SAS, SAS/MACRO, and SAS/STAT.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in areas of public speaking and customer management.
  • Excellent verbal written communication skills.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, management reserves the right to revise the position or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs requiring non-regular work hours, or technological developments).

HSAG is an EEO Employer of Veterans protected under Section 4212. If you have special needs and require assistance completing our employment application process, please feel free to contact us.

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